- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A lawsuit filed seven years ago over the acquisition of the former Health Midwest hospital chain in the Kansas City area is settled.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/2jR1Y79 ) The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City said Tuesday it will receive about $160 million from its lawsuit against the Hospital Corporation of America and its affiliate, HM Acquisition LLC.

The lawsuit alleged HCA didn’t meet a capital improvement commitment it made as part of its purchase of the hospital chain. It follows another $15 million settlement in 2015 over whether HCA met its agreements on uncompensated care.

The foundation awards grants to area nonprofits that provide health care services. Foundation officials said the total $175 million will be used to continue promoting quality health for the uninsured and underserved.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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